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Summer Baby Registry Picks

15 baby registry picks for summer mamas-to-be.

Summer Baby Registry Picks

If you’re having a summer baby, you’re a lucky mama-to-be; there’s nothing like welcoming your little one into a world filled with warm, sunny days. But, having a baby in the summer also lends itself to some pretty specific gear to help you weather, well, the weather. From nursery to neighborhood walks to weekends at the beach, here’s all your registry must-haves for that summer baby of yours.

1. Babybjorn Bouncer Mini.

We know it’s hard to put baby down for even a minute, but BabyBjörn’s new Bouncer Mini will have your newborn resting easy. The Bouncer Mini provides proper support for baby’s neck and back from 0-6 months and offers two positions for resting and playing. Plus it’s made from 100% cotton and free from harmful substances, making it perfect for the summer heat. And since it’s easy to take apart and reassemble (not to mention, no batteries!), it’s great for summer travel too. $129.95. Buy it here.

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2. Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller.

There’s no time like summer to get out there and get in shape, and with Bumbleride’s brand new Speed running stroller, you can do it with baby in tow. We’re loving this lightweight and durable stroller, which is not only sleek and stylish, but also made from eco-friendly fabrics and water-conserving dyes. $549. Preorder it here (due out later this month).

3. Cybex Cloud Q Car Seat.

The latest and greatest infant car seat from Cybex will be perfect for hitting the road this summer. Safe, snug and oh-so-soft and cozy (including a full-recline position outside of the car), it’s also got a fold-away sun canopy made from UVP50+ material. $449.95. Buy it here.

4. Parasol Diapers.

We’ve never actually used the word luxury with diapers before, but Parasol has us rethinking our vocabulary. These brand new diapers are the trifecta: super-soft, super-thin and super-absorbent. And while we’re loving their summery, whimsical designs, we’re loving even more that they’re eco-friendly and nontoxic. $70/month subscription. Buy it here.

5. Babybjorn Carrier One Air.

Babywearing is the best way to make your life exponentially easier as a new mom, and BabyBjörn’s soft and cozy Carrier One Air, made from breathable mesh, is the best way to do it all summer long. It’s ergonomic for baby, comfortable for mama, and easy to use from Day 1 (with no infant insert) through 3 years, thanks to four front and back carrying positions. $190. Buy it here.

6. Skip Hop Highline Convertible Backpack.

Nobody knows the day to day of a NYC mama better than Skip Hop. The company’s new Highline Convertible Backpack has got every pocket and pouch you could possibly need, and can be converted from backpack to crossbody to tote. $200. Buy it here.

7. BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light.

The best way to keep baby sleeping safe and sound no matter where your summer travels take you, is to invest in an amazing travel crib. BabyBjörn’s Travel Crib Light will make your road trip easy breezy: it’s lightweight to carry, simple to set up and fold away, and includes a soft, comfy mattress that will have baby snoozing like, well, a baby, in no time. $300. Buy it here.

8. Petit Pehr Muslin Swaddles.

No piece of baby gear will get more summer stage time than a trusty muslin swaddle, which can go from spit-up saver to nursing cover to picnic blanket to, yes, baby swaddle in the blink of an eye. This fun summer style from Petit Pehr will brighten your day. $20. Buy it here.

9. Phil & Ted’s Lobster Chair.

Keep your summer brunch game strong, even with baby. Phil & Ted’s Lobster Chair clips on to just about every table, from that hard to get into restaurant down the street to the one in your own kitchen, meaning you can skip the bulky high chair. $90 Buy it here.

10. Tommee Tippee Pump & Go Starter Set.

Breastfeeding -- and pumping -- is harder than it looks, so it helps having the right resources from the get-go. Tommee Tippee’s new Pump & Go attaches to just about every pump out there, and includes everything you need to keep breastfeeding even when you can’t be with baby all day. The bottles also work great for a formula-feeding mom! $100. Buy it here.

11. Goat Milk Onesies.

This organic, neutral onesie from the cozy kid’s clothing brand Goatmilk will be your baby’s summer uniform. Buy one for every day of the week, and then switch up some cute bloomers and booties and voila! You’ve got an instagram-worthy look with basically no effort. $30. Buy it here.

12. Giggle Bath Time Gift Set.

We’re all about making baby’s first bath a little less stressful, and giggle’s new trio of bath collection is a big help. Part of the new giggle lotions & potions line, these bath products are made in the USA and formulated with safe, pure, gentle and earth-friendly ingredients that are free of artificial colors/fragrances, parabens and Phthalates. $30. Buy it here.

13. Puj Splash Newborn Bath Set.

Whether you’re looking to save a little space in your apartment, or need an easy bath to pack for your summer travels, Puj’s Flyte infant bath fits the bill (and sink!). This Splash Newborn gift set also includes Puj’s smartly designed hooded towel, plus 3 peel and stick “Nubs” that will help you hang no matter where you go. $75. Buy it here.

14. Cloud B On the Go Sleep Sheep.

Unless you’re expecting a sound-proof booth to magically appear for every baby nap and overnight, you might want to bring a little Sleep Sheep (yup, only 8 inches tall!) along on your summer travels. It’s got 4 soothing nature sounds, 2 sleep-timer options, and a velcro strap for easy attachment anywhere and anytime. $25. Buy it here.

15. Belly Armor Smart NOVA Monitor.

Those first few weeks (ok months, and even years), you’ll probably want to keep an eye on baby every second of the day. Even when he’s sleeping right in the next room. Spy safely with the Smart NOVA Baby Monitor, which emits 97% less radiation than traditional digital monitors. $149. Buy it here.

All BabyBjörn original photography by Lauren Crew for Well Rounded NY.

*We are so grateful when brands support our content and community. This post was sponsored by BabyBjörn.

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    These challenges from Nike PLAYlist are exactly what my child needs to stay active

    Plus a fall family bucket list to keep everyone moving all season long.

    While it's hard to name anything that the pandemic hasn't affected, one thing that is constantly on my mind is how to keep my family active despite spending more time indoors. Normally, this time of year would be spent at dance and gymnastics lessons, meeting up with friends for games and field trips, and long afternoon playdates where we can all let off a little steam. Instead, we find ourselves inside more often than ever before—and facing down a long winter of a lot more of the same.

    I started to search for an outlet that would get my girls moving safely while we social distance, but at first I didn't find a lot of solutions. Online videos either weren't terribly engaging for my active kids, or the messaging wasn't as positive around the power of movement as I would like. Then I found the Nike PLAYlist.

    I always knew that Nike could get me moving, but I was so impressed to discover this simple resource for parents. PLAYlist is an episodic sports show on YouTube that's made for kids and designed to teach them the power of expressing themselves through movement. The enthusiastic kid hosts immediately captured my daughter's attention, and I love how the physical activity is organically incorporated in fun activities without ever being specifically called out as anything other than play. For example, this segment where the kids turn yoga into a game of Paper Scissors Rock? Totally genius. The challenges from #TheReplays even get my husband and me moving more when our daughter turns it into a friendly family competition. (Plus, I love the play-inspired sportswear made just for kids!)

    My daughter loves the simple Shake Ups at the beginning of the episode and is usually hopping off the couch to jump, dance and play within seconds. One of her favorites is this Sock Flinger Shake Up activity from the Nike PLAYlist that's easy for me to get in on too. Even after we've put away the tablet, the show inspires her to create her own challenges throughout the day.

    The best part? The episodes are all under 5 minutes, so they're easy to sprinkle throughout the day whenever we need to work out some wiggles (without adding a lot of screen time to our schedule).

    Whether you're looking for simple alternatives to P.E. and sports or simply need fun ways to help your child burn off energy after a day of socially distanced school, Nike's PLAYlist is a fun, kid-friendly way to get everyone moving.

    Need more movement inspiration for fall? Here are 5 ways my family is getting up and getting active this season:

    1. Go apple picking.

    Truly, it doesn't really feel like fall until we've picked our first apple. (Or had our first bite of apple cider donut!) Need to burn off that extra cinnamon-sugar energy? Declare a quick relay race up the orchard aisle—winner gets first to pick of apples at home.

    To wear: These Printed Training Tights are perfect for when even a casual walk turns into a race (and they help my daughter scurry up a branch for the big apples).

    2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

    We love to pick up a few locally grown pumpkins to decorate or cook with each year. Challenge your child to a "strongman" contest and see who can lift the heaviest pumpkin while you're there.

    To wear: Suit up your little one in comfort with this Baby Full Zip Coverall so you're ready for whatever adventures the day brings.

    3. Have a nature scavenger hunt.

    Scavenger hunts are one of my favorite ways to keep my daughter preoccupied all year long. We love to get outside and search for acorns, leaves and pinecones as part of our homeschool, but it's also just a great way to get her exercising those gross motor skills whenever the wiggles start to build up.

    To wear: It's not truly fall until you break out a hoodie. This cozy Therma Elite Kids Hoodie features a mesh overlay to release heat while your child plays.

    4. Have a touch-football game.

    Tip for parents with very little kids: It doesn't have to last as long as a real football game. 😂 In fact, staging our own mini-games is one of our favorite ways to get everyone up and moving in between quarters during Sunday football, and I promise we all sleep better that night.

    To wear: From impromptu games of tag to running through our favorite trails, these kids' Nike Air Zoom Speed running shoes are made to cover ground all season long.

    5. Create an indoor obstacle course.

    Pretending the floor is lava was just the beginning. See how elaborate your personal course can get, from jumping on the couch to rolling under the coffee table to hopping down the hallway on one foot.

    To wear: These ready-for-any-activity Dri-FIT Tempo Shorts are perfect for crawling, hopping and racing—and cuddling up when it's time to rest.

    This article was sponsored by Nike. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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